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There Is Good News & Bad News About Browntail Moth Rash

You can plan on itching and scratching for a while longer, Bangor. The City of Bangor gave all of us who are miserable from Browntail Moth Rash an update, and there is an upside and a downside to this giant, uncomfortable pain in the rear end. Browntail moths in the...
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Riverside Cafe under new ownership

ELLSWORTH — The Riverside Cafe, a local favorite in downtown Ellsworth, is under new ownership. Joe Allen, who has spent more than two decades in the restaurant business, purchased the restaurant on May 14. Allen worked for many years at the Chart Room in Bar Harbor, but when that...
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Bangor PD Arrest Suspect They Say Tried To Rob Business At Gunpoint

A man Bangor Police say tried to rob a Bangor business at gunpoint is behind bars today. According to Bangor Police Department's Sgt. Wade Betters, the incident in question took place Tuesday morning. "...several officers responded to a business located at 849 Stillwater Avenue, after an associate reported former employee,...
BANGOR, ME

Versant Power Customers to See Rate Decrease Beginning in July

Versant Power customers will see a slight decrease on their bill starting next month. After months of extra costly electric bills, Versant Power customers will get a little relief. According to a press release from the utility, "Customers in the Bangor Hydro District will see changes to two of five rates on their bills: stranded costs and conservation. Customers in the Maine Public District will see changes to three of five rates on their bills: transmission, stranded costs and conservation."
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Ellsworth American

“Beyond the Brick” mural party draws a crowd

ELLSWORTH — Children, teens and adults ate, drank, laughed and listened to music. They also shared what they want to see on the huge, brick wall flanking Coastal Interiors at Heart of Ellsworth’s “Beyond the Brick Mural Kick-Off Community Party” last Saturday evening. Seal Cove artist...
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Bucksport Police log week of June 30

BUCKSPORT — A woman called police June 21 after finding a camera on her property, but Officer Tyler Adams discovered that the device had been there a long time and wasn’t active, authorities said. Summonses. Officer Benjamin Kolko summoned Laura Danforth, 47, of Orland on a charge of...
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Finance director stepping down

ELLSWORTH — City Finance Director Josh McIntyre, hired a little over a year ago, will be leaving his role on July 27. When reached by phone, McIntryre, an Ellsworth native, explained that the decision was made for personal reasons and that it was certainly not the plan when he took the job to be leaving it after just one year.
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Free Concert in Ellsworth – July 1st

The weather Friday night July 1st calls for partly cloudy skies. Highs in the mid 70's will give way to a lovely night with lows in the lower 60's! In other words a perfect night to head to Ellsworth's Harbor Park for a free concert!. The Grand in cooperation with...
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Scorching Heat Forecast for Much of Maine Friday

The week will wrap up with a very warm Friday, with temps in the mid-90s. It looks like Friday will be a scorcher for much of Maine. New Center Maine meteorologist, Keith Carson, says temps could top out in the mid-90s in areas of the state. The National Weather Service...
BANGOR, ME

The Price of Fireworks Will Definitely Blow Your Mind This Year

Are there more, or less, fireworks since they became legal in Maine?. I was talking about this with my mom the other day. Since we have our camp, we're privy every year to several backyard fireworks displays. As long as I can remember, there would be at least three of four families on the lake that would seemingly set off rockets in the round. It was pretty fun when I was a kid.
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Harbor repairs left up in the air

ELLSWORTH — The city budget passed on June 23 was light on spending for capital projects, as the council and city manager sought to keep costs in check amid these uncertain economic times. According to the Harbor Commission, its request for several improvements to the harbor and the park...
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Post-race Fireworks at Speedway 95 In Hermon this Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday will conclude with a bang this week, literally. An annual fireworks display at Speedway 95 In Hermon is taking place this Wednesday. The Wacky Wednesday festivities will end with fireworks, June 29. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. Last weekend monster trucks took over the racetrack, with the...
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Hurdle record a ‘Lock’ to be broken

ELLSWORTH — After clearing what was literally the final hurdle of her high school track career, senior Paige Sawyer immediately looked to the clock in the infield to check her time. When she saw the number, 16.16 seconds, she was ecstatic. “It was super exciting,” Sawyer remembered. She...
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